Weight Management

Driscoll Children’s Hospital’s Adolescent Weight Management Program is a comprehensive nutrition and weight management clinic that can provide you and your family an opportunity to learn how to live a healthier life.

Obesity is a disease that has increased tremendously throughout South Texas and the United States. Approximately one-third of children and teens are obese.

The clinic offers a multidisciplinary approach in dealing with adolescent obesity. You will be seen by experts in childhood nutrition and weight loss.

Our team consists of:

  • Endocrinologists
  • Surgeons
  • Nutritionists
  • Psychologists
  • Physical therapists

What is the Weight Management Program’s role?

  • Nutritionists will help guide you to a healthier lifestyle by teaching you and your family about healthy eating, both in quality and quantity of foods.
  • Physical therapists will recommend exercises and physical activity that will help in your weight loss.
  • Psychologists will provide some of the support you will need in dealing with the emotional challenges of obesity.
  • Endocrinologists’ key role will be in controlling metabolic problems that cause or contribute to obesity.
  • Surgeons will offer surgery as another tool to aid in weight loss to patients who qualify.
  • Many other services are also available to help with different aspects of this complex issue.

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Nutrition and Fitness Programs